To kick off the new year, Land Rover has decided to take a step back in time to the place where it all began to start a year-long celebration of the legendary Defender.
To mark the announcement of the launching of three exclusive limited edition Defenders, Land Rover has created the largest sand drawing ever produced in the UK. A Defender outline measuring a monstrous 1 kilometer across was drawn on the beach at Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey using a fleet of six Land Rovers. The distinctive image is a tribute to the moment in 1947 when the engineering director of Rover, Maurice Wilks, first sketched the shape for the original Land Rover in the sand of Red Wharf Bay and proposed the idea to his brother Spencer, Rover’s managing director.
Land Rover Vehicle Line Director Nick Rogers explains the significance of recreating one of the world’s most iconic vehicles: “Passion and enthusiasm surround everything we do with Defender, and that will never change. With a history stretching back 68 years, this is a Land Rover that has thrived for decades on its unquestionable capability and iconic shape. I now have the honor of being one of the many enthusiasts at Land Rover committed to creating a fitting successor to the legendary Defender.”
This mesmerizing event ushered in the new Defender Celebration Series; three stunning new limited edition models which each celebrate a different element of Defender’s unique history. The Heritage, Adventure and Autobiography Editions are all powered by Land Rover’s elite 2.2-liter diesel engine and are available to order now.
If you would like to find out more about the new Defender limited edition series, then feel free to give us a call or stop by Land Rover Frisco in Frisco, Texas and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.